Brooklyn Coronavirus Update and Open Thread: Shutdown Extended to May 28 (5/15/20)

Brooklyn Heights. Photo by Susan De Vries


    We’re in the ninth week of sheltering in place and the 39th day of home schooling for New York City schools.

    The state order to stay at home has been extended to May 28 for New York City, although other areas upstate are beginning a partial reopening. As soon as New York City meets the seven benchmarks outlined by Cuomo, then manufacturing, construction, and curbside retail can reopen with social distancing and mask wearing in place, The New York Times said.

    What are your thoughts, and how are you weathering the shutdown? What do you think should be done in Brooklyn to combat the spread of the virus and blunt the damage to local businesses and jobs? Please feel free to comment in a respectful manner (please, no personal attacks, nothing libelous). If you are not already logged in, go up to the top right hand side of the page and log in to be able to comment.

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